SPI Meeting Reminder: Thursday 14th June, 2012 @ 20:00 UTC

Michael Schultheiss schultmc at spi-inc.org
Thu Jun 14 18:30:01 UTC 2012

Ian Jackson wrote:
> Jonathan McDowell writes ("SPI Meeting Reminder: Thursday 14th June, 2012 @ 20:00 UTC"):
> >   2012-05-17.mcs.1 (Removal of OpenOffice.org as associated project)

I think you mean 2012-05-25.rtb.1 (FFmpeg as SPI associated project)
rather than 2012-05-17.mcs.1 (Removal of OpenOffice.org as associated

> Can I bring to the attention of the Board my objection to the wording
> of clause 4 of this resolution ?
> I propose this alternative (this is my earlier text amended along the
> lines suggested by Stefano Sabatini):
>  4. Stefano Sabatini is recognised by SPI as the current liason for
>     FFmpeg.  SPI expects him to inform us of decisions relating to SPI
>     made by the FFmpeg project, and we will honour his requests in
>     accordance with the Framework for Associated Projects.
>     However FFmpeg does not currently have a formal governance
>     structure.  Therefore in case of dispute, SPI will follow what
>     appears to the SPI Board to be the rough consensus view of the
>     FFmpeg project's direct contributors.
> Changes since my previous version are to remove `significant' in front
> of `dispute' and to change `committers' to `direct contributors'.  I
> respectfully submit that the Board should approve this text rather
> than the proposal in 2012-05-17.mcs.1.
> In the email discussion no-one seems to have suggested that
> "authoritative decisionmaker" _doesn't_ mean what I say it does.
> The counterarguments to my objection seem to have been "we have always
> done it this way".  Well, I'm sorry I haven't always been paying 100%
> attention to these things, but the fact that something has been done
> wrong in the past is not a reason for doing it wrong now.

Seems reasonable to me.

Michael Schultheiss
E-mail: schultmc at spi-inc.org
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